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8 hours ago, Deleterious said:

Interesting prop bet just played out in Vegas.  

Two unknown (To me at least) poker players made the bet.  Player A put up $100K saying Player B could not spend 30 days in solitary confinement.  Small room, complete darkness, no electronics, light, etc.  The only thing he could have is a yoga mat and food would be delivered every 3-6 days.

They were pretty serious about it, even drawing up a contract.  One clause was Player B could not sue A if anything bad happened.  Apparently this kind of confinement can do some damage to a person.  Another was the food being delivered every 3-6 days.  That random time wouldn't allow him to use the deliveries to measure time, like if one happened every day.

Anyway, I read a thread on a forum before this took place.  I would say 98% of the people said no way could this guy last 30 days, me included.  On day 20 Player A checked in on B via a web cam that had been set up.  He said he looked fresh and in good spirits.  Basically like it was hour 1 of day 1.  He knew then that the guy would do 30 days easy.  So on the food delivery later that day, he negotiated a buyout.  Player B got $63K and could leave that day.  

We talked about this in another thread somewhere on here.  

Player B won 63k and then promptly lost it all about 3 hours later playing craps and BJ!  lol  (I just made that up - to avoid confusion)

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29 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

We talked about this in another thread somewhere on here.  

Player B won 63k and then promptly lost it all about 3 hours later playing craps and BJ!  lol  (I just made that up - to avoid confusion)

But we both know there is about a 98% chance you're right.  100% if you add in the strip club.  

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On 8/27/2018 at 8:48 PM, screwball said:

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I do wonder how the politics of the DORA thing went down, but that's for another thread.

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They are doing this in Cornhole.  Maybe I should say trying.  There seems to be a few hangups (locations it will cover, citizens not happy about it) and it has been tabled once or twice with nothing final as of yet.  Not a whole lot of information coming out, but some letters to the paper with people complaining.

What I found odd, a women who I work with showed me a website that was advertising those multi-person booze bikes for Cornhole.  This was better than a month ago.   It wasn't passed then, and isn't passed as of yet for 2019.

What does he know the rest of us don't I wonder?

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Without much fanfare, Michigan has legalized online poker.  Assuming Snyder signs the bill.

Sites can open 15 months after the bill goes into effect.  There is also a clause in the bill allowing Michigan to join their player pool with other legalized states.  Sites will pay the state 8% of gross gaming revenue, which is bull**** but whatever.  This rate will also be used for sportsbooks.  

Glad this got done.  The guy spearheading it was term limited and set to be out of office on the 1st.  So it was probably now or never.  Now I can legally get high and donk off a few grand playing poker online.  

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Maybe it's because I'm getting old.  But I love stuff like this.

A wife bought her husband an entry into the WSOP for Christmas.  Wife hall of fame material right there.

Joe Ingram saw that and reached out to the husband and wife.  He offered to give them a behind the scenes tour of the WSOP, introduce them to some of the big named pro's, and stake them in a smaller event if they wanted to play.  Pretty cool, right?  Not done yet.

PokerStars is having a $8M guaranteed tournament in the Bahamas.  They have been giving out $30K platinum passes to the event.  It includes $5K in cash plus the $25K buyin to the event.  They have been offering one to Ingram for weeks now.  But he has never accepted because he has been very critical of Stars and some of the things they do.  So he felt it was improper to take them up on the free pass.  

There is a streamer on Twitch named Arlie Shaban and he has more or less been begging Stars for one of the passes.  Stars proposed a contest called 12 Labors of Arlie, a play on the 12 Labours of Hercules.  If he completed the 12 tasks, he would get the pass to the tournament.  Well he completed 11 of them and his 12th task?  Convincing Joe Ingram to accept his pass to the tournament.  Not easy since Ingram had been turning Stars down.

Well, Ingram saw the chance to do some good.  Here is what he offered.

How did Stars respond?

Good stuff.  But oh no, we have a problem.  The tournament is the first week in January but Jeremy and his wife do not have passports.  Apparently you can get one in a day or two, but it costs extra.  Moneymaker to the rescue.

I love it.

Oh yeah.  Now there is a small group of people bitching about Ingram accepting the Stars offer.  Saying he's a sell out for taking the pass since he has been so critical of Stars in the past.  Hey, he allowed two people to take a trip of a lifetime that they probably wouldn't otherwise get to go on.  Go **** yourselves.  

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FS2 has a gambling show called Lock It In.  Watching it for the first time.  Not talking much NBA so I don't have a clue how good/bad they are.  

I did notice the attractive woman hosting the show.  It's odd how average or bad looking women have no skills related to broadcasting sports on TV.  

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If you ever wanted to see what it's like a week before opening a restaurant, check out 7 Days Out on Netflix.  

Pretty cool idea for a show.  Six huge events and they show what it's like setting up 7 days before each event.  Opening a restaurant, The Kentucky Derby, a fashion show, Westminster Dog Show, NASA landing a probe on Saturn, and an E-Sports event.  Each one is its own episode.  

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Leader prevented from making final wager in $2.5M betting contest

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More than 200 bettors from different parts of the country entered the $10,000 buy-in contest and combined to wager nearly $5 million during the three-day event that was headquartered in Jersey City.

However, it was the bets that couldn't be placed by the leader before the final game in the contest kicked off that were the source of dispute.

Professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody, competing under the username Opti5624, was leading the contest heading into the Eagles-Saints game, with a nearly $82,000 bankroll that he compiled after winning an all-in wager on the New England Patriots -3.5 against the Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday's AFC divisional-round game. The Patriots won 41-28.

The high-scoring AFC affair ended at 4:37 p.m. ET, just four minutes before the Saints game began. Peabody told ESPN he repeatedly refreshed his browser during those four minutes, waiting for his winnings from the Patriots bet to be credited so he could make what he says would have been one last all-in bet on either the Saints at various point spreads or under 52 points.

The only problem? His winnings weren't credited to his account until after the NFC game kicked off. He was locked out of making his final bet.

Draft Kings should probably just give him the million dollars.  Or whatever the difference was after his winnings.  It would pay for itself in good publicity many times over.

$10K is a bit much for me since I know nothing about the NFL.  But I would definitely do this for an NBA contest.  

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